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U.S. Congress demands Pentagon, Department of Justince investigate child sex assault

Child sexual assault in U.S. military

Justin Pritchard and Reese Dunklin, The Associated Press Published Friday, March 16, 2018 12:37AM EDT Congress is reacting to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defence and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, says it has begun its own examination of the issue. And a top Democrat on the committee says she will call a hearing within six months. Four senators, including the veteran head of the Senate ArmedRead More

Report recommends raising parking rates, extending hours at River Landing Parkade

Saskatoon City Hall

You could soon have to pay more to park at River Landing Parkade. City administration is recommending a phased increase to parking rates at the parkade starting May 1st. The plan would see monthly and daily parking fees rise, while the cost of hourly parking would not change. A report to be tabled at next week’s Environment Committee meeting says the city originally priced rates conservatively to attract more people. It now wants to raise rates to more closely reflect market prices. The report says monthly parking would rise fromRead More

Province tries to patch up potholes on Hwy. 400

Province tries to patch up potholes on Hwy. 400

The province is trying to catch up with a growing pothole problem on Highway 400. The wild weather central Ontario has received is wreaking havoc on parts of the region’s busiest highway. One area that has been particularly bad is a nine kilometre stretch in the northbound lanes of Highway 400 between Aurora and King City. “The potholes are rough and it bounces you around. On a day like today, it’s not very safe because of the weather conditions, then you really have a hard time keeping an eye onRead More

Virtue, Moir win eighth Canadian ice dance title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are big believers in pushing boundaries. So when they returned to the competitive arena last season after a two-year hiatus, the three-time world champions weren’t content with being the same skaters that left the sport after their silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics. Virtue and Moir won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday, with a program to music from “Moulin Rouge!” that was both passionate and provocative. In one particularly steamy lift that prompted questions from reporters, Virtue sticks a toeRead More

Accused in attacks fit to stand trial, but second assessment not yet complete

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

The man accused in the Sept. 30 attacks in Edmonton has been found fit to stand trial, although an assessment on his mental state at the time of the alleged assaults has not been completed. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif appeared in court Friday on the 11 charges he faced in connection to the attack – where an Edmonton Police Service officer was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed, and hours later, a cube van hit four people in the downtown core. His lawyer told court Friday an assessment found SharifRead More

Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

Downtown safety

The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More

Closing arguments to end today at Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial

Lac Megantic

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:40AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:24AM EST Final arguments are into their last day at the jury trial of three men charged with criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre have all pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people. On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 people and destroying partRead More

CTV News at Six for Nov. 30: Ellard parole

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Senior knocked unconscious following road rage attack northeast of Airdrie

Members of the Airdrie RCMP detachment are asking for help from the public with identifying the driver of a pickup truck following a Tuesday afternoon road rage incident that left an elderly man unconscious. According to RCMP, an elderly man was driving eastbound on Highway 72, between the QEII Highway and Beiseker, at approximately 5:00 p.m. when his vehicle was overtaken by a newer model Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. After passing the vehicle, the driver of the pickup allegedly performed a number of brake checks and continued to driveRead More

Canadian Transportation Agency to deliver ruling on July Air Transat delays Thursday

We’ll learn Thursday what the Canadian Transportation Agency has to say about flight delays at the Ottawa Airport this past summer. Two Montreal-bound Air Transat flights from Europe were diverted to Ottawa because of bad weather on July 31st and sat for up to six hours on the tarmac. Passengers were not allowed to leave the planes and complained of a lack of air conditioning and water. One called 9-1-1. Both the Ottawa Airport and Air Transat have blamed each other for the delays and the passengers’ discomfort. The airlineRead More